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Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
of terrorist hostages. >> the u.s. defense secretary declined to criticize algeria, and instead issued a warning to the militants. >> we cannot accept attacks against our citizens and our interests abroad. neither can we accept an al qaeda safe haven, anywhere in the world. >> for years, european nations have largely ignored the presence of al qaeda in north africa. at that, it seems, is about to change. >> a professor of science and international relations at the university of algiers said the final assault saved hundreds of lives. >> i think it was the least has been done by such an operation, because otherwise we would be facing a more destructive situation, whether materially or humanly. if we had complied with the terrorist demands. for example, giving them the facilities to take hostages outside of the borders, which means that algeria and the world would have faced another problem, giving the terrorists another way of provoking more actions than they have done. i think the defense minister of the united states was saying, both sides were correct, algeria was correct. it is a ver
Jan 20, 2013 7:30am PST
seekers. >> got a good tough offense. i don't think their defense can handle it. >> reporter: meantime at the airport, 49er fans have arrived. >> quest for six, new orleans- style. don't give up. >> reporter: you came from utah? >> salt lake city, utah. >> the 49ers will win sunday why? >> because smith is going to do his thing. as long as they do their thing, the defense steps up and do what they did last week and the offense is going to step up. we're going to be all right. >> reporter: not quite, but this will do. one more trip to new orleans and super bowl xlvii. in atlanta, cbs 5. >> and for more on the 49er's post-season coverage and to up load your own photos, go to our website. i am hoping that some day, maybe we can do you to do some. >> let's move on now. >> yes. >>> back to politics this morning, california leaders gathering in washington, d.c. for the inauguration. and this weekend, they are talking about the hot topic gun control. >> you know, oakland and california have these very strong gun control laws, but i still have teenager
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
chuck hagel's resume that set with what he wants to do with defense. cutting defense spending, that sort of thing. it makes sense so he's going to stick with his pick. chris: is hagel, barack obama with a war record, is he really the guy that -- that obama has been hiding, more liberal on foreign policy? >> i believe that's right and he wouldn't have picked him in the second term unless he thought they were in sync on the larger philosophy of what they want. for the american force in the world. chris: a real statement picking this guy? >> he also thought he would give him cover on the necessary defense reductions. he's a republican. therefore, he helps them with that. that's pretty much shot. chuck hagel is no longer seen as a republican. he's seen as a -- an outliar. chris: let's talk about guns. this is tough. guns. can he get something? can he get something big? >> you're seeing that argument sort of play out right now in the white house. with -- looks at whether they will push for that. full ban on assault weapons instead of going after the magazines to -- or the clips. chris: and wi
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
, too, andrea, over the weekend while colin powell was out talking about a defense of hagel for a cabinet post, senator corker was appearing elsewhere and giving a different type of interpretation. take a listen. >> i think another thing, george is going to come up is just his overall temperament. and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon. >> andrea, has senator corker's office or those around him explained what he was getting at there by the temperament phrasing? >> well, in fact, this has sort of lit up the e-mailing and texting around town here because the pro-hagel group, the people supporting him, former staff members, are asking, you know, what was he talking about because he did not get along well with some of his republican colleagues, he's known to have sort of sharp elbows but he's hardly the only senator who is known to be a little prickly at times. so people really don't understand is this a new -- was senator corker previewing a new line of attack against the hagel nomination where they're going to try to get to his t
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
qaeda, as a spent force. but, just this week, when this terrorist action happened, defense secretary panetta talked about al qaeda, in a very different way. let's watch: >> president barack obama: we've decimated al qaeda's current leadership and brought usama bin laden to justice he deserved. [cheers and applause]. >> al qaeda is still there. they are still a threat. they are a threat in yemen and a threat in somalia. they are a threat as we speak in mali. >> chris: does the president now recognize that al qaeda is not decimated, but is in fact resurging in the countries that leon panetta talked about and what is he prepared to do to take them out in algeria and libya and across the region. >> the president recognizes that. each and every day he is monitoring activity an attempting to disrupt them. >> chris: why in the campaign did he say they were decimated. >> there is no question the core al qaeda leadership in the region has been decimated and you are seeing across the globe groups mushrooming up and what we have done in yemen and in northern africa -- but, again we'll take the
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
is the military telling you? >> reporter: well, a defense official i just spoke with a few minutes ago said this is clearly an act of terrorism and that was echoedamplified by leon panetta, he's meeting with nato allies. and he said clearly this was a terrorist act, this kidnapping including some american hostages. right now, from sources that we are speaking with, africa command is taking the lead on this from the military side. but they are mostly conferring with the state department and the fbi as the state department sifts through the information and works with the algerians to get the best available information on what is going on the ground. there are some military assets that are somewhat close. there are marine, fleet anti-terrorism teams in italy. there is also air force surveillance aircraft that could be available out of aviano, also in italy. there are some military assets in the area. but the defense official i spoke with said right now the best thing is to get all the information they can about what is going on, on the ground. in other words, he said how many bad guys are ther
Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
a defense of their economic policies, they rip us apart. they divide us. they start of of of fighting conservatives as heating poor people and the middle class. this whole class warfare thing, by the way, ripping apart based on economics that this? i was sitting their watching obama give a speech theatre de -- of it was a couple months ago. he said 12 times the middle class in this speech. what is pigeonholing us into the middle class? and he loves to say i want to help you, you americans, you little people was what he means, you people get into the middle class and stay there. okay. first of all, why is it the president of the united states' responsibility to decide what class i should be in? i should have dreams to achieve whatever level of income and a great mess that i want to. and this country provides me the opportunity, played by the rules, or car, have heads the and you can achieve greatness that this president instead tears us apart to succeed. they mean taking the few. that is an amazing thing. to condemn those that have achieved success, we honor success in this culture but
Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
to common good. as for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. our founding fathers faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them .p for the expedientce's sake and so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the ground this -- ground this -- grandest countries to the smallest village where my father was born, and know that america is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, that we are ready to lead once more. [cheers and applause] we call that earlier generations faced down fascism and communities on -- and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. they understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as he pleased. instead they knew that our power grows through its root in use, our security emanates from the j
Jan 13, 2013 5:00am PST
seats women are in. there are three seats with women as treasury secretary, defense secretary and veterans' affairs and back to that photo, the fiscal cliff conversation that where women are sitting, the first woman ever appointed, was the labor secretary. we have a good history of women in the labor position. what about treasury secretary and defense? what difference does this make? so where they sit really matters. >> one thing this issue brings up so -- the idea of these kind of disingenuous attacks from republicans on this. which has been interesting to me because i tweeted out the photo of "the times" photo. i had the good fortune of coming up in the world of lefty media that i can't recalling being in a meeting with 11 men and one woman. i don't think as a general rule that's a good idea in any case for anything other than maybe an nfl football team. like i don't understand why you would have a meeting where that was the case. i tweeted it out and it got retweeted by a bunch of conservatives like, ha, ha, you women of america, you've been punked by the administration. he
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
on revenues. we can deal with the defense budget. but when you say whether we pay now or later but you're not talking about a delay. i went to public schools in brooklyn but now or later means delay. >> look at it this way. the amendment today, it would have cut defense something you and i have talked about before. 157 republicans voted for that. five democrats also voted for my amendment today. if the amendment had passed, the money would have gone to new york and new jersey just as quickly. again, this was not a debate about who gets the money, how much money it was. it was a debate how we're going to pay for it. make one thing clear. this is all borrowed money. this is not budgeted this year. we are going to borrow every penny we send to the northeast. i wanted to have the discussion of whether or not this was important enough to find some savings some place. give me something that we are willing to give up as a country. and if it's a national park in my state. show me something we're willing to give up as a country and share that sacrifice so these folks in the northeast get the ai
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
. a lot of people like to have guns for different purposes. a hand gun for self-defense, a rifle for target shooting, a shotgun for skeet shooting. we fought a roll up -- war against britain when they tried to take our firearms against -- from us. we have a long tradition of firearms freedom and individual rights protected by a constitution that many other countries do not have. look finally at whether this bill will pass through congress, in your opinion. >> i do not think the bill to ban any kind of semi-automatic rifle pass at all. these guns malic military in style, but they do not fire the way the military ones do. the only fire one bullet purple of the trigger -- they are not fully automatic, but barack obama is trying to make the american people think they are. quite frankly, we are appalled by that misrepresentation. >> how will you be fighting this moving forward? >> on a grass-roots effort. in the united states over 80 million people own firearms. this 80 million people are up in arms about the rights being taken away. they have been writing their congressmen already. >
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
you in, that he owed it to you knowing you were going to come forth with that kind of defense to say maybe you shouldn't get out there so far? >> you know, i do. and i do, but at the end of the day, i'm not going to blame him. i'm going to blame myself. but, look, he's lance armstrong. what he wanted was the cover of "newsweek." he wanted a prominent -- someone prominent in the world of sports to come to his defense because as we all saw last night, lance is a clinical, classic narcissist who really only cares about himself. so he didn't care about me. he cared about getting what he could out of me, but, you know, journalists go through this all the time, and i bought it, and i'm embarrassed. >> dave, you wrote that what he's trying to do now is the equivalent of riding a bike through the eye of a needle. well, we watched half of it. we'll see the rest of it tonight perhaps. did he succeed? >> no, he didn't succeed at all, and he didn't succeed on either front, and that's the key point here is that he had to do two different things that were very different, very divergent, and he fai
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
on the path of we want the democracy no matter what. playing defense in that way is limited. but more importantly, the senate resolution 4, which is what will be discussed in the caucus next tuesday before it comes to the senate floor, would maintain, in fact, it would strengthen the filibuster. it would actually say, filibuster, good, you have to talk. both sides would have to talk because the majority would have to talk as well. so what we're talking about is not limiting the rights of the minority, we're talking about getting issues on the floor of the u.s. senate starting next week. >> the 112th congress just ground to a halt, absolutely nothing done. the word record in recorded history. how did we get into this fix? >> well, starting in the '70s, it got worse and worse and worse. it used to be the filibuster was rare. very, very rare. so in lyndon johnson's tenure as majority leader which ended when he was vice president in january of '61, there was one filibuster in his six years. and harry reid's six years, almost 400. that's the contrast. it's gradual. the right to filibuster
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Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
a senior defense official that an american c-130 plane carrying evacuees has left algeria and headed to the air base in italy. a senior air defense official tells that the u.s. military will provide aircraft and begin airlifting french troops into mali been the next few days, possibly as soon as monday, megyn. >> megyn: wow, all right. jennifer. thank you. for more this hour we're joined by colonel oliver north, a military analyst. what a situation, now as she points out even officials on our side said it's very hazy, never something so hazy, as we know from the latest reports, they took about 132 hostages and about a hundred have been released and others are held including americans and now, they want to deal. your thoughts? >> well, first of all, there's not going to be a deal. almost all hostage situations there's going to be some kind of offer of an exchange, except in cases like danny pearl where they simply want to kill, in this case an american jew. one of the things i think this ought to serve to do is wake us up to the lie that we've been told ever since last may that al-qae
Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
our answers. john. >> jim writes, i bet you have no idea what position he plays. >> defensive end. come on. who are you trying to kid? so john, i've got a tweet. up early so i can start my usual commute on time and so i can cuddle with this guy. this is from elaine don. do we have the picture? aww, look at that. so cute. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ >>> only at the golden globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television. >> ben's first two movies took place in boston, but he moved this one to iran because he wanted to film somewhere that was friendlier to outsiders. "hunger games" was one of the biggest films of the year and also what i call the six weeks it took me to get into this dress. >> ang li's been nominated for best director for "the life of pi" which is what i'm going to call the six weeks after i take this dress off. >> okay, they were awesome. i thought they were perfect. >> hilarious. >> they were hilarious. good morning, everyone. welcome to "morning joe." it's monday, january 14th. with us on set, we have msnbc cont
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
mile to assure the russians about future u.s. missile defense moves. >> after my election, i will be more flexible. >> it's going to be harder this time. i don't see where u.s./russian relations can productively go. that's going to be a big problem for the president, starting, of course, with syria. but ooh ran is the even bigger issue that is undecided. we have gotten some russian help, so far on iran. but it doesn't mean we will get russian help with the next step. >> the arab spring signaled the fall of middle-east leaders with whom u.s. officials had, for 30 years, cultivated careful relationships. president obama called on hosni mubarak to step down. >> a change must take place. >> allocated u.s. resources for a no-fly zone in libbia, leading to the killing of moammar khadafy. but while calling for bashir al-assad to step down, a war continues. >> overall, president obama's legacy toward the middle-east is one of limited american activism. that is carcaturd by how we handled egypt, libya, syria, iraq. >>. >> there are unanswered questions about the investigation into the
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
member than from the enemy. but the department of defense and all the services have done little except a lot of lip service in terms of addressing this issue. >> is the second term a time we might see it? we have been hearing critique of the cabinet but weather the secretary of defense is a man or woman, as secretary of defense, we want that person addressing these questions. will we see a stronger motivation to address the questions of military sexual assault in the second term? >> i certainly hope so. we are having a hearing in congress this week where more than 41 young recruits, new trainees were sexually assaulted or harassed by 19 military training instructors. it wasn't because women came forward and talked about it. only one reported it. there's a fear of reporting it. if you report it, your career is over. >> is there something we can learn from sort of the culture of the military which is at this moment, managing poorly in some ways the influx of new women service members and what's going on in the u.s. house of representatives and the u.s. senate which are still dominated by
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
the defense of marriage act. do you think that the nation is moving on this issue? whether you're talking about transgender kids, d.o.m.a. defense of marriage. do you think the nation is slowly shifting? >> i think regular people don't care if two people consenting adults of the same sex want to get married. why can't they join the lot of us and be just as miserable as everybody else. >> you're going to be sitting up there on platform during the inauguration, what does that mean? >> i'm going to start crying. from watching it on tv, ever since i was little. it was nancy, leader of the nancy pelosi, she's the one that invited me. she wanted me to see it. i'm so blown over by it. >> what do you want to hear him say. in his inaugural address. people have been talking about it and dressing about it. what would you like to hear his message be. >> he said a lot of things that i'm glad he said. i would like to see the republicans stop trying to drag the president down. i've never seen anything like it in my life. i mean it's not, it's just, they want him to fail. but if they do that, they want u
Jan 20, 2013 8:30am PST
, the secretary of state's time, secretary of defense's time is pretty limited. you better know what you want to achieve in in in three years or so >> you told me earlier this morning something i had never known. upper the national security adviser, one of the president's closest aides during the first term. then you were nominated to be secretary of state, and you told me you had to go through a full background check. >> that's right. i remember thinking-- they were going out and talking to my neighbors again. and i remember thinking didn't we just do this four years ago? you know what i've been doing for the last four years. maybe it's a little bit of a sense of the turf wars in washington between the white house and state department but it was done all over again >> that's just amazing to me. bob, you have watched a few of these inaugurations. you heard david plouffe say this morning he thinks there's massive support for deficit reduction in the country and massive support for this and that. i'm not sure how massive the support is. it seems to me everybody wants to do something but nobody
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
respect. you will have a great secretary of defense in bob gates. you will have a great secretary of veterans affairs in general erik shinseki. [applause] and every single day that i am in the white house, i will try to serve you as well as you are serving the united states of america. as i said earlier today, while the tests we face are new, and the ways in which we meet them may be new, the values on which our success depends are old. those values like hard work and honesty, courage and tolerance, loyalty and patriotism, those are values that are embodied in our armed forces. what's required is for all of us to return to those values, what's required is all of us to embrace a new era of responsibility where we expect and demand not only more of our leaders, but more of ourselves. so tonight, we celebrate, but tomorrow the work begins. and i look forward to joining you in that effort. together i am confident that we will write the next great chapter in america's story. now, i've got a little surprise for some of you. as i said before, we have folks who are working right now, in i
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
too defensive here. >> oh, no, get defensive. >> bill: i might point out that it was two weeks i waited -- i tried to ask that question -- two weeks after colorado and washington state passed initiatives legalizing the recreational use of pot. in that entire two weeks period, no one in the white house press corps asked a question about it until i did. >> it had to be asked. >> bill: you're damn right it was the right question to ask. again, shame on the white house press corps for nobody else having asked that question. >> i agree. >> bill: i couldn't believe nobody else -- in fact, jay carney he said leave it to you bill press to be the one to ask that question. my question was why did it take so long? >> i think more people care about that issue than the debt ceiling. >> bill: they get too full of themselves. the problem with the front row particularly the press corps is they represent different networks. they all want to talk about let's say, for example guns. they all want to be on camera asking the question about guns and it doesn't matter if somebody else has already asked
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00am PST
's defense was he was an abused child by the father. physically abused, right? >> well, that was never actually proven. >> bill: it wasn't? >>. no the mom did confirm that he was abused. >> the stepmother. the stepmother also lied. bill will there was suspect of that. >> what the prosecutors brought up is not just this one violent act. >> bill: the kid was a violent kid? and then i understand the judge said that kid waited. he planned it. he plotted it. >> thought the dad was asleep. he knew what he he was doing. he may be able to get out earlier and depending and be held in a facility where he gets counseling. >> bill: american taliban guy john walker lind. remember him? he wins an outrageous court decision. also we have brand new bill o' poll for you. are you ready to forgive lance armstrong for doping and lying? yes or no? bill o' and the factor will be right back. >> bill: continuing with is it legal. johnny michael span was killed in afghanistan by the taliban. participating in that action was an american. john walker lind who pleaded guilty in 2002 and senten
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. we have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do that, keep your job and drink your tea. we are in the state of emergency. [laughte
Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> there is criticism about his new cabinet. if you look at cia, secretary of defense, state and treasury, all white men. what does he need to do moving forward so that there are more people who look like you and look like others who are in his cabinet? >> well, suzanne, the president has a long reputation of surrounding himself with diversity. whether it is racial or gender diversity. he grew up surrounded by women. his first cabinet reflected that diversity. and he is admitted to the second cabinet and the white house staff, and they will do the same. judge him when he is finished, not when he is just beginning. i am confident for after knowing the president for nearly 22 years, everyone who has seen the final cabinet, will appreciate that he picked the people best for the job, and will reflect the diversity of our country. >> one of the bibles, the king bible, why was that important to him? >> well, this is martin luther king jr.'s birthday weekend. his life is dedicated to service. we're here this day with a national day of service. he gave one of the most amazing speeches of our nation's history ri
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Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
. the gun advocates are outraged. he will announce plans tomorrow. defense secretary leon panetta says no american troops will be on the ground in mali, the northwest african nation against the obama extremists. we look at what is behind the smudge military suicides. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern. now backbe to fork and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." coca-cola launched new antiobesity campaign that urges those to pay attention to calories including those in the beverages. take a look. >> we would like to come together on something that concerns all of us, obesity. the nation's leading beverage company we can play an important role. beating obesity will take action by all of us. based on a common sense fact. all calories count. no matter they come from. including coca-cola and everything else with calories. if you eat and drink more calories than you burn off, you will gain weight. >> andrea: the question is has coca-cola been bullied by the antiobesity groups and politicians like michael bloomberg to get on the bandwagon? you cou
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
self-defense hom sighed a year and 309,000 gun deaths a year. tomorrow the vice president will send his boss recommendations for the white house's gun control package. this is part of what could be the most crucial moment in the obama administration. perhaps the most important legislation they'll ever propose. because gun laws do work. studies have shown firearm deaths are significantly lower in states with stricter gun legislation. this map shows the ten states with the strongest gun laws and the ten with the lowest gun death rates. the correlation the seven states in green is strong. banning assault weapons, requiring trigger locks, and mandating safe storage works. the nra would like you to believe no legislation woot help. no one obvious law could have stopped adam lanza but we can make our world safer. public policy is meant to be aspir rational, to try to make the world better. the white house knows it just as it knows the right has gone far extreme on this, so far into second amendment absolutism, if it's not any weapon anywhere they will lead you down the
Jan 20, 2013 9:30am PST
to actually accomplish thing, james? >> i think there are a couple things. you take what the defense gives you as a president. obviously the economy to contend with, gun control. i think immigration will be able to get worked into this. i think the administration has the to sort of wrap its arms around the combination of what happens in life around the world and what they want to try to get done. when they overlap. i do believe this administration was interested in gun control or commonsense gun safety even without a newtown massacre. when they overlap, you have to push hard and use the political will of an administration to get things done. >> if you want to call it a honeymoon period, people say as long as two years and other mrs. cynical say we're going to give him 100 day, re-evaluate and see how much capital he has. >> i would give him act six to eight months to get things in congress. after that people will be starting to think about the midterm elections. even democrats will have to go back to their districts and -- if they cast too many votes that take risk for the president, they won'
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
of the interstate highways and hardly any difference from the defense and also just to get some left side -- and we thought this would show everyone if the sequester went through that we could cut, and i believe if the sequester would have gone through, it would have cut about half of our current budget deficit on an annual basis and would have been remarkable, because i don't think it would have made a huge difference to anyone and i think people would think maybe we could cut as an experiment and set a tone for the rest of the world that the united states was serious in a different way about in a real way about our economy. and i'm amazed that people are so worried about retaining and 8%-9% max that means our government would have gone through and wouldn't have been a problem. people would not have seen any difference on a day-to-day basis. host: our previous caller mentioned algeria. there's a story out of the guardian in london talking about one man's experience. says a scottish man held hostage spoke of his relief of being rescued. and -- host: he added the algerian army's assistance has been
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
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Jan 17, 2013 10:00am PST
with this and the europeans are dealing with this, but our defense secretary called it a terrorist attack and whether we will assist and whether there will be some sort of rescue operation or. >> yeah. >> megyn: whether there already has been one. we talked in the last hour. >> that's right. >> megyn: about the conflicting reports. there was one a lot of people died. there was one, a lot of people got out. where are the americans, are they alive, dead, rescued? do we have answers to the questions? >> i've been reading this up to the minute and we don't have answers to the questions. we don't know if most of the hostages have been killed. in fact, algerian government says they now control the facility and that contradicts reports that they don't because they're holding hostages there. we really, really don't know. and we've got an unarmed drone above, sounds a lot like benghazi, we can watch it, but can't affect it. i would hope that if americans are on the ground, that we would have, are part of building a plan that would try to get them out of there that doesn't involve negotiating with groups linked d
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
's not a cleared-out space. they could find things as they go through. let's listen to the defense secretary, leon panetta. he said it very well this afternoon. >> with regards to the numbers of americans, we are still trying to get accurate information about just exactly how many americans were located there and exactly what happened to them. >> and so that is really the key. everyone who had people in that location, at that plant, is trying right now. those countries are trying to find out exactly what happened to every single person who was involved. don, we -- at this point, we believe that -- we know that there was one american who was killed, and that six were either freed or escaped. but there could be others who were still unaccounted for. we have not heard from the white house yet. we haven't heard from the state department. so there may be still an evaluation going on. don? >> jill dougherty, thank you very much. >>> excitement is building in our nation's capital, ahead of the president's inauguration. on the national mall, let's take a look now. we're now across the city, people are wai
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
and with two very big cases regarding same-sex marriage, the constitutional of the defense of marriage act and the constitutionality of proposition 8 in california. john roberts, i think his vote may you can more in play than it seems because i don't think he is going to want to be a chief justice who goes down in history against the tide of history. so i think he is going to -- his role is especially interesting in that case. also, future of affirmative action. >> those are huge issues in the supreme court. the president can serve four year, and another four years, eight years. if you are a chief justice of the supreme court, you can serve 30 or 40 years. david, the decisions made by the president the next four years, he could nominate one or two supreme court justice and that will have an impact for decades. >> why we went through a reagan period and the courts remained conservative much longer than the electorate did. and similarly, if barack obama, you know, has several appointments and there is another democrat, the court could then remain liberal a lot longer than the country does. i
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